What is Work-Study?

Work-Study is federal student aid that is based on need and awarded as part of the total financial aid package.  Most student positions on campus require work-study funding for eligibility.

  • Students must complete the FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) to see if they qualify for work-study. If they do qualify, it will be listed on their PRISM Student Center page under financial aid. Students must accept work-study on their PRISM account before they inquire about jobs.  Contact the campus Solution Center with questions.
  • Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits during the semester that they want to work. If their enrollment falls below 6 credits, the student is immediately terminated from their student job(s).
  • A student must be enrolled in classes in order to work. If a student withdraws from school, the student is terminated from their student job(s) on the last day of enrollment.
  • A student must make satisfactory academic progress (SAP). In other words, a work study student needs to keep moving toward degree completion by earning passing grades and completing at least 2/3 of their classes. If a student has a SAP hold (financial aid suspension) placed on their record, the student may not work until the hold is removed. Contact the campus Solution Center with questions about reinstatement.

How to apply

View the application instructions.

Available Positions

Updated:  8/31/2017

Academic Success Center Math Tutor

Assist students on campus through the Academic Success Center. Ability to communicate effectively. Knowledge in the disciplines for which you are tutoring is necessary. Instructor recommendation required. (2-8 hrs./week)
Contact: Claire Reinke

Administrative Services Mail/Copy Room Assistant

Perform administrative duties and/or special projects for faculty and general office services including main campus telephone, copying, stocking supplies, filing and mailroom. Availability from 10:30-12:30 preferred. (8-10 hrs./week)
Contact: Gus Bonow

Athletic Department Assistant 

Open gym, organize equipment, provide supervision for campus recreation program, and assist at athletic events. Help organize and conduct tournaments, publicize recreation and athletic activities, and help with scoring/clocks/keeping statistics at athletic events. Other duties as assigned. (5-8 hrs./week)
Contact: Jason Schulte

Art Department Assistant  

Duties include: clean, prep, and organize art studio, materials, equipment. Organize Art Dept Library. Assist in rotating campus Permanent Art Collection on campus. Work with visiting artists to install exhibitions in the campus art gallery. Prior experience in Art is helpful, though not required. (6-8 hrs./week) 
Contact: Letha Kelsey

Biology/Greenhouse Assistant  

Duties include watering plants and washing dishes. Work with maintenance of animals and cultures of living bacteria/fungi; do preparations of nutrient media for the cultures to grow on and for use in bacteriology course; wash lab glassware; weed/water greenhouse duties. Flexible hours. (10 hrs./week)
Contact: David Olson

Campus Ambassador/Solution Center Assistant

Acts as a Campus Ambassador to give tours of campus for prospective students and assist with campus programming in conjunction with the SGA and/or the Student Life and Events Coordinator. Assists with special projects on recruitment, retention and enrollment. Primarily performs administrative duties and/or special projects in conjunction with the Solution Center staff. This includes greeting current, prospective, and alumni students; answering the telephone, scheduling appointments, copying, stocking supplies, and filing. (10 hrs./week)
Contact: Gabe Riviere

Chemistry Lab Assistant 

Assist in organizing equipment and materials for labs and clean lab equipment each week. Interest in science helpful, but no previous Chemistry experience required. (2-4 hrs/week)
Contact: Stephen Swallen

Distance Education Support Assistant 

The position offers the opportunity to work with latest technology. Responsibilities include insuring class connection for Distance Education courses; accepting papers and sending homework to distant education instructor; and incurring class closures. (3-8:30pm)
Contact: Matt Warming

Food Services Assistant  

Assist with general food service operations including taking food orders, cashier operations, serving and clean-up. Operate specialty coffee machine. Multiple positions are available. (8-10 hrs./week) 
Contact: Susan Anderson  

Library Assistant

Check out library materials to patrons, re-shelve returned materials, process new items and interlibrary loan requests, help maintain the library collection and assist with various duties as assigned. (8-10 hrs./week)
Contact: Bob Oneson

Maintenance Assistant

Maintenance and cleaning, which may include mowing, snow removal, painting, cleaning and other tasks. (4-6 hrs./week) 
Contact: Steven Schara

Music Department  

Maintain music files; pulling and filing music for choirs and bands; copy music and assignments for music classes; other duties as assigned. (4-6 hrs./week) 
Contact: Deanna Horjus-Lang


Community Service Positions (work-study award required)

Community service positions are off-campus employment with various non-profit organizations in the Baraboo/Sauk County area. Any UW-Baraboo/Sauk County student who is enrolled at least half-time and has a work-study award may apply. 

Baraboo Public Library  

Shelve & put away library materials. Complete pick lists and assist with other collection maintenance tasks such as discarding and repairing materials. Assist with cleaning duties such as dusting or sweeping. Regularly communicate with supervisor and other library staff to discuss plans, share information, and receive direction. Other duties as assigned. (10 hours/week)

Contact: Zach Ott

Habitat for Humanity  

Restore-Sales and Cashier: Greet customers, run the cash register, and assist customers on the floor. Perform other duties around the ReStore as directed by management. (8-10 hours/week)

Contact: Tim Schulenburg (ReStore Manager)

Sauk City Library

Shelve materials; complete collection maintenance task such as discarding, processing and repairing materials; assist in special projects and programs; help with various duties as assigned.
Contact: Emily Judd

Campus Contact for Student Employment

Gus Bonow